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Ray Steiner, 72, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 17, 2021. He is survived by his beloved wife of over 49 years, Ann M. (Haughey) Steiner. He is also survived by his three younger brothers, Edward Steiner (Anne) of Callaway, Maryland, Steven Steiner (Kellie) of Eugene, Oregon, and Thomas Steiner of Houston, Texas; plus multiple brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews with whom he was very close. He was preceded in death by his parents Herman and Hilda.
Ray graduated from Gonzaga High School and the University of Maryland. He began his career as an air traffic controller in Leesburg, Virginia. After 1981, he began working as an air traffic controller in Australia for three years. He subsequently returned to the United States and worked in satellite control at NOAA, in Suitland, Maryland. He retired in 2006, but continued lifelong friendships with many collegues.
Ray had many passions in life. After retiring, he enjoyed volunteering at Clagett Farm where he specialized in chile peppers and met the most interesting people. He was a fan of roller coasters and mapped out summer road trips to try the best at different theme parks. He loved to ski, and his favorite slopes were in Utah. He loved the Blues and finding the best BBQ.
With all of his interests, baseball was number one. He enjoyed playing and attending baseball camps with good friends. Ray was especially happy to have played on the field at both Wrigley and Fenway. He took geat pleasure in supporting his local teams, the Bowie Baysox and Washington Nationals. Seeing the Nats win the World Series was a definite highlight for him. Go NATS!
In lieu of flowers or charitable donations, the family asks that you celebrate his life by raising a glass in his memory.
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